2017 SPEAKER SERIES – Florida’s Amazing History and Why You Should Care


Eliot Kleinberg presents a whirlwind tour of 500 years of Florida history and how it has changed the state, for better or worse, capped with a strong argument that Florida’s biggest challenge is encouraging its transplants to become Floridians and work to solve the state’s problems. Mr. Kleinberg, a South Florida native, has spent 40 years as a reporter, including more than 25 years at The Palm Beach Post in West Palm Beach. In addition to covering local news, he also writes about Florida history. He has written books focusing on Florida, including “Black Cloud”, on the great 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane. His tenth book, “Peace River”, is a historical novel based at the end of the Civil War.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT: Sarasota Garden Club  1131 Blvd of the Arts Sarasota, FL 34236

The event is hosted by the Friends of the Sarasota County History Center and is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs. Reservations can be made through foschc.eventbrite.com or by calling 941-361-2453.